Marcelyn McNeil is a painter conflating modes of abstraction. From hardedge form to thinly veiled stains, her experimental approach merges improvisation, chance and control. McNeil has exhibited widely across the United States and participated in multiple Biennials. She has been awarded residencies at VSC, 100 W Corsicana, and McDowell Colony. Additional awards include; The Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship, Zeta Orionis Fellowship, VSC, Individual Artist Support, Lawndale Art Center, Purchase Award- The Portland Art Museum, CAAP Grant- The City of Chicago Cultural Affairs and Nominee- The Joan Mitchell Foundation. She earned an MFA from The University of Illinois at Chicago and taught painting at The University of Houston as visiting faculty in 2012-14.